Fully licensed and registered medical doctor and medical school lecturer.
MBBS PGCert(clinical education) FHEA MAcadMEd
I understand the importance of education and am very dedicated to this field. I am hardworking and professional and have maintained a strong academic performance since my school days (9A*s at GCSE; 4A*s at A-level; graduating from Medical School with Distinction and numerous prizes; postgraduate training and exams; and memberships and fellowships in recognition of my devotion and contribution to education). Therefore, I understand exactly what is required to achieve success and relish the opportunity to share my knowledge with my students.
However, I appreciate that being an excellent tutor requires more than just academic success. I have tutored many students over the years covering many subject areas in-depth and excel at teaching difficult topics in a way that is easy to understand. I form an individual plan for each student identifying their strengths and weakness and work at a pace perfect for them helping them realise their maximum potential. I have a lot of experience with the likely problems that students can encounter and have developed many ways of addressing them. Many of my students achieve top grades and so I find teaching to be very rewarding. I am very flexible with my availability so feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to accommodate you.
TEFL is an internationally recognised organisation delivering high-quality training to teachers and I have completed a 120-hour platinum TEFL qualification where I demonstrated my specific skills about how to teach in a variety of settings ranging from one-to-one to a class of 50 students. This training, along with my TeachFirst qualification, means that I am adept at teaching as evident from the feedback I receive from my clients; please see my reviews below. I also learned how to deliver the most effective teaching to students of different abilities and different learning styles as well as teaching from a distance for example via a phone call or Skype. Therefore, I am happy to teach in person or via Skype. Please note, I can only provide home tution during the school holidays; during term time, all tuition will be online via Skype. This works very well for my students and means the lessons can be very flexible.
At medical school, I actively seek out teaching opportunities and arrange sessions with the students in the years below to revise the clinical examinations and history taking skills they require for their OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Examination). I also run sessions for the anatomy vivas giving students the opportunity to ask any questions in an open environment and become confident when pointing out structures of the body and describing anatomical tenants. For students that struggle with OSCEs, I provide in-depth teaching on the proper techniques so that students don't miss patient cues and can formulate the correct differential diagnoses. I also have a series of stations that have come up in past exams for targeted revision. I also teach ECG, chest x-ray and ABG interpretation.
I have been a tutor since 2014. I have had the privilege to help many students reach their true potential. All of my students improve substantially in a small amount of time. I help them understand and enjoy their subjects which is an important factor in achieving success.
Having worked as an examiner, I am very familiar with the types of questions that appear repeatedly on exams as well as the common mistakes made by students. Therefore, I address these areas beforehand improving my tutees' understanding of the subject and ultimately, their exam results. My depth of experience interpreting mark schemes also means I can provide thorough guidance on structuring answers to attain maximum marks. This is particularly useful for the long answer questions that many struggle with.
I engaged in the Digital Campaign Network, where I taught elderly people how to use the internet. I was also awarded a certificate for my excellent communication skills and listening ability. Furthermore, I have substantial experience working with children with dyslexia, Down's Syndrome and Autism and am aware of their different educational needs and how to best facilitate their learning. Removed
I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in clinical education from the University of Edinburugh where I learned about the theory of teaching (pedagogy) and completed modules evaluating the current evidence base in assessments, curriculum, and the principles of teaching and learning. I was an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Aberdeen where I talk to medical students how to become doctors. I helped them through my lectures and was also responsible for their assessments such as OSCEs and invigilating their exams. I have been recognised for my work and I am the proud holder of a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the Association of Medical Educators (MAcadMed). I am now an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter and have been very privileged to have been taught and influenced by Professors who are world leaders in education.
Please note, all lessons are online (eg via Skype). I am more than happy to help students with homework, assignments, projects or even coursework. I teach each lesson specific to course requirements and ensure students are particularly confident with topics which come up frequently in exams. I give significant focus to skills essential in exams. Either at the end of a lesson, or for homework, I test my students understanding with a combination of handwritten and past-paper questions.
My teaching is focused to inspire the student in the subject and improve their exam performance. Whenever I am tutoring a student, I make sure I am available when needed even if it that means providing them reassurance or answering any last-minute questions before the exam. I always do everything in my power to enable my students to succeed. Finally, I support my students by providing a thorough understanding of the basics securing an important foundation necessary for further learning.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Southend Grammar School||2011||School||GCSE|
|Brighton and Sussex Medical School||2019||Bachelors||Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery|
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